The Capybara Group
Our capybaras mainly eat guinea pig pellets but also enjoy occasional treats such as root vegetables. A gregarious bunch, they squeak just like guinea pigs - especially at meal times. You may also hear them make a bark-like noise which is a warning to others that a danger may be approaching.
2011 saw three additional litters of capybaras born at Howletts, comprising one litter of five and two litters of three. One of the babies unfortunately passed away and one of them was hand raised by a keeper after falling ill. Rupert the dominant male was moved from the main group to another part of the park and a castrated male called Derek was moved in - giving all the females a much needed break. This now gives us a grand total of 17 capybaras at Howletts - a very productive year indeed!
In return your adoption pack will be sent via email (much kinder to the environment) and will include:
- Your adopted animal PC wallpaper
- Your adopted animal e-factsheet
- An e-certificate for your adopted animal
- A monthly e-newsletter about our parks
- Twice yearly updates on your adopted animal by email
- A FREE entry to Howletts or Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks - so you can come and visit your animal!
* Please see Terms & Conditions that apply to your Free Entrance Ticket and Free Passport.